Amylase, Serum or Plasma
0020013
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
AMY
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluid (refer to Amylase, Body Fluid, ARUP test code 0020506). Urine (refer to Amylase, Urine, ARUP test code 0020471).  Specimens containing calcium chelating anticoagulants such as oxalates, citrates, or EDTA.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
3-90 days: 0- 30 U/L
3-6 months: 7-40 U/L
7-8 months: 7-57 U/L
9-11 months: 11-70 U/L
12-17 months: 11-79 U/L
18-35 months: 19-92 U/L
3-4 years: 26-106 U/L
5-12 years: 30-119 U/L
13 years and older: 30-110 U/L  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82150
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020013Amylase, Plasma or Serum
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Aliases
  • AMY
  • serum amylase